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GOOD Meat Raises $97M, Bringing Its Total Funding For Cultivated Meat To $267M

3 Mins Read Food tech company Eat Just’s cultivated meat division GOOD Meat has raised US$97 million in new funding, adding to the $170 million round the company announced in May of this year and bringing GOOD’s overall round to $267 million. The new funds will go towards further research and development for GOOD’s cultivated meat products. New […]

Singapore Vegan Meat and Seafood Maker Growthwell Bags $22M Series A

3 Mins Read Growthwell Foods, a Singapore-based plant-based group, has raised $22 million in a Series A round. The funding will go towards scaling up production and launching in new markets beyond Southeast Asia, taking its vegan meat and seafood range global.  Growthwell closed its Series A round with $22 million, the company announced on Thursday (September 16). […]

Domino’s Indonesia Just Dropped 2 New Asian-Inspired ‘Beefless’ Pizzas

3 Mins Read Domino’s Indonesia has just added two new meatless items to its menu, developed in partnership with homegrown startup Green Rebel Foods. The two new Asian-inspired pies will be topped with Green Rebel’s vegan-friendly beefless shreds, and are now available across all Domino’s 162 outlets in the country.  World-famous pizza chain Domino’s has expanded its plant-based […]

World Exclusive: Singapore Grants Food Processing License To Esco Aster For Cell-Based Cultivated Meat Manufacturing

5 Mins Read Singapore has yet again earned a ‘world first’ badge in the global cultivated protein industry, this time granting Esco Aster a license to manufacture cultured animal cells meat for commercial sale. The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) gave its approval to the manufacturer in July, positioning the city-state as a firm world and regional leader in […]

GHGs From Meat Production Are Double Those From Plant-Based Foods, Study Finds

4 Mins Read Global greenhouse gas emissions from from animal-based foods such as beef and dairy are twice as high as those of plant-based foods, according to a new study published this week on Nature Food. The entire food production system, which includes crop cultivation, livestock production, irrigation, the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and transporting food, produces […]

Jakarta Opens World’s First Brick-and-Mortar Vegan Dining and Cloud Kitchen Collaborative Space

4 Mins Read Jakarta has just welcomed a new dedicated plant-based collaborative space with vegan cloud kitchens. Opened by local startup Mad Grass, the new space in the Indonesian capital claims to be the first-of-its-kind in the world, featuring a wide range of homegrown plant-based brands and curating their offerings under one roof.  Mad Grass, Jakarta’s first vegan […]

Singapore Food Tech Event Showcases Alt-Protein Innovations and Serves Bento Box of The Future

4 Mins Read Singapore just hosted the Alternative Protein & FoodTech Show, organised by industry nonprofit KindEarth.Tech (KET), in collaboration with cell-based crustacean startup Shiok Meats and events company SciGlo. In addition to bringing together the “first of its kind union” of leading innovators, scientists and investors in the space in a series of panels and talks, the […]

World First: Cell-Based Crab Meat Unveiled At Shiok Meats Tasting

4 Mins Read Diners joining Shiok Meats’ private testing event were treated to the world’s first-ever cell-based crab meat. Collaborating with Chef José Luis Del Amo, the Singapore food tech unveiled crab cakes and chilli crab, as well as lobster and shrimp dishes—all made from seafood cultured directly from crustacean cells.  On August 26, diners invited to Shiok […]

KFC Thailand Is Now Serving ‘Meat Zero’ Vegan Fried Chicken

3 Mins Read KFC has just made another move to expand its plant-based options, this time launching vegan fried chicken in Thailand. Partnering with Meat Zero, the Yum Brands-owned fast food chain will begin rolling out 100% plant-based fried chicken across its Green Stores in the country and possibly extend distribution in the coming months.  KFC Thailand has […]

Malaysian Startup Launches Blended Jackfruit and Meat Patties. But Why?

6 Mins Read Jackfruit is all the rage right now, with herbivores and the plant-curious alike dubbing it the perfect natural vegan substitute for everything from pulled pork burgers to meaty stews. But one startup, based in Malaysia, believes meat-loving consumers will be a little more convinced if they add the real deal in. The brand, Nanka, is […]